PA IAFN Conference June 7-8, 2018

Forensic Nursing Across the Lifespan
Conference Agenda

Thursday June 7, 2018

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registration and Welcome

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Care of Child Victims of Abuse Mikele Bay PA Chapter of CACs Board of Directors Vice President and Education Chair

9:30 am to 10:45 am

Child Physical Abuse Dr. Lori Frasier Penn State Hershey Child Protection Program

11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Pediatric Sexual Abuse Case Review and Developing a Clinical Impression Dr. Lori Frasier Penn State Hershey Child Protection Program

12:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch (provided) Review of the National Pediatric Protocol Diane Diaber BSN RN SANE-A SANE-P IAFN Forensic Nursing Specialist

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Role of the Forensic Nurse on MDIT Pam Holtzinger DNP AFN CEN

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Exhibitors and hotel check in

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm

PA IAFN annual in-person meeting (open to all) Cheryl Wier RN PA IAFN President

5:15 pm to 6:30 pm

Dinner (provided) Elder Abuse Denise Getgen PA Department of Aging

6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Keynote: From Survivor to Legislator: Making Changes in Pennsylvania for Child Sexual Abuse Victims Mark Rozzi PA State Representative

Friday June 8, 2018

7:00 am to 7:45 am

Registration and Exhibitors, Continental breakfast (provided)

7:45 am to 9:00 am

Adult and Pediatric Strangulation Dr. Heather Rozzi Emergency Medicine Wellspan York

 9:15 am to 10:30 am

Suicide and Trauma Assessment Mark Luckowski BSW and Amy Luckowski PhD RN CCRN CNE

10:30 am to 11:00 am


Hotel check out

11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Human Trafficking Judy Hale Reed Esq  MPA Project to End Human Trafficking

12:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch (provided) Review of PA Laws Related to Forensic Patients and Preparing for Court Michael Galantino Delaware County DA, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Pregnancy Considerations in Sexual Assault Trisha Sheridan DNP, MSN., R.N., WHNP-BC, SANE-A, CFN


The Atherton Hotel

125 South Atherton Street

State College, PA 16801



Reservations prior to May 6, 2018, at the PA IAFN preferred group rate (must specify when making the reservation) of $95.00 per night. There is a parking fee of $8 per day in addition to the room rate.

Reservations received after this date will be accepted on space and rate availability basis. Reservations must be changed or canceled up to 4:00 pm the day of arrival or the reservation is subject to full charge of all nights’ room and tax revenue. Early departure will result in an Early Departure Fee of $50.00.



IAFN Member rate:

Non-IAFN Member rate:

One day: $100

One day: $150

Two day: $ 150

Two day: $200


Registration may be completed via Eventbrite:


Continuing Education

Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30am – 2:00 pm

Third Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Nursing Conference June 1, 2018, at Abington Jefferson Hospital.


Stay Connected/ Get Involved:

Stay connected

Upcoming meetings: 

Annual in person PA IAFN meeting Thursday June 7, 2018 at the Atherton Hotel State College PA 4:30 pm

Get involved

IAFN Pennsylvania Chapter Subcommittees: 

Looking for volunteers for the following committees for exciting projects in Pennsylvania supported by the IAFN PA Chapter. Contact the committee Chair for more information.

 PA Chapter of CACs Collaboration Committee- To support SANEs conducting medical examinations in conjunction with Child Advocacy Centers.

Contact Committee Chair Cheryl Wier

Conference Planning Committee- Coordinate plans for the forensic track of the annual ENA Horizons Conference. 

Contact Committee Chair Theresa Ressler

Pennsylvania Forensic Nurse Planning Council (PAFNPC) Committee- Mission:"To advocate and promote the highest standard of forensic nursing care for individuals impacted by violence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania." 

Contact Committee Co-Chairs Jen McNew or Tammy Bimber

Recruitment and Retention Committee: Develop plan to engage current PA IAFN members, and encourage new members, in a purposeful organization that meets the needs of members to provide quality forensic nursing care. ** Looking for a Committee Chair and members interested in improving the PA IAFN Chapter** Contact PA IAFN President Cheryl Wier

Adult & Adolescent SANE Courses

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Online course 

Duquesne University School of Nursing

Course begins June 4, 2018.



OJP Office for Victims of Crime 

SANE Program Development and Operation Guide

Pediatric SANE Courses

A National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric 


IAFN's 43-Hour Online Pediatric/Adolescent Training Program

IAFN's online pediatric/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is now available. This course is geared toward the Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse planning on practicing as a Pediatric SANE. This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines and provides 43 contact hours in nursing upon completion.  
Please note the following:
1.  The course must be completed in 12 weeks or less to receive credit;
2.  License in good standing verification is required (we will be verifying your license following payment
     for the course-failure to provide this information will result in immediate course cancellation);
3.  High speed internet connectivity and speakers or a headset are necessary to obtain course content;
4.  No refunds will be given for failure to complete the course


$450 Member Rate
$600 Non-member Rate

  • Becoming a member before registering for the course is significantly less expensive than paying the non-member rate. Save money, access more resources, become a member in advance.
  • Payment by credit card is preferred

Learn more about the Technical Requirements and how to register.

The planners, presenters, and content reviewers of this training disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To list your course please contact